Sporting Highlights for 1943

Here are some of the sporting highlights in the world of sport for 1943. Like the last couple years, most sporting events were cancelled because of the Second World War, including Wimbledon, the French and Australian Open Tennis, the British Golf Open, Golf Masters, US Open, and the Tour de France. The USPGA was also not held, this being the only year it was not.

The only officially recognized grand slam event conducted that year was the US Open. Though the French Open was conducted under German occupation, the winners of the event are not officially recognized. The Australian Open and Wimbledon were cancelled.

Pauline Betz Addie won the women's title at the US Open which was a repeat of her win from the previous year. Pauline three-peated at the event the following year and also won it one more time in the future for her fifth and final grand slam title.

All four men's major events, Masters Tournament, U.S. Open, The Open Championship and the PGA Championship were wiped out. The only major tournament conducted that year was the Women's Western Open. Patty Berg won the event for the second time which was also her fifth major title. Patty went on to win the event five more times in the future en route to a career with 15 majors, the most won by any women till date.

Arthur Ashe, the first and only black American player to have won a grand slam title was born on 10th of July. Arthur's life was unfortunately cut short due to HIV that he contracted during a transplant surgery.

Below is a timeline of some significant results in the world of sport for the year 1943.

Date Results
Sep Tennis US National Championship won by Joe Hunt and Pauline Betz
Oct The Baseball World Series won by New York Yankees

Please note that the dates for past events are not always known, and are sometimes just placed in the month that the current event is held. If no exact date is listed, then it is just an estimated month that it was held.

If you have a correction or know of events that should be included here, please let me know. You can also send a comment below.

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